Mount Auburn Hospital was one of 844 hospitals to get an “A” rating from The Leapfrog Group, a national patient safety watchdog, ranking it among the safest hospitals in the United States.
Residents are encouraged to renew their parking permits before they expire Jan. 31.
The discussion was part of the White House’s “Making Health Care Better” Series, which has looked at progress made at improving the health care system during the Obama administration.
The Middlesex Sheriff’s Office will host a free women’s basic self-defense course called the Rape Aggression Defense program Jan. 9-11.
The board of directors of the Massachusetts Alliance of Portuguese Speakers has announced the election of its four officers.
The Housing Division of the city’s Community Development Department will hold rental and homeownership information sessions on three days in January and February.
Food rescue organization Food For Free has been awarded a $15,000 grant from Bank of America through its Basic Needs community support program. The grant will support Food For Free’s food rescue program.
Freedom From Smoking, a seven-week program developed by the American Lung Association, is offered free by Mount Auburn Hospital starting Jan. 5.
Drivers can buy or lease electric cars at significant discounts through a program offered through Feb. 28 by the nonprofit Massachusetts Energy Consumers Alliance, known as Mass Energy.
What happens to the Abbott and Corcoran buildings could be one of the most important decisions facing Harvard Square since Harvard University tore down buildings to erect the Holyoke Center.